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Fungal Skin Eczema
It can be tricky.: There is overlap between the appearance and symptoms of eczema & fungal infections. Both can be red, scaly and itchy. Mild eczema responds well to moisturizers & Hydrocortisone cream. This treatment can actually worsen some fungal infections. Fungal infections respond well to antifungal creams. If your rash is not improving, see your dermatologist. A simple non-invasive skin test can sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I was wondering if I could use an OTC anti fungal ointment for what I think is atopic eczema on my cheeks and chin. My cheeks get red & super dry.
I have eczema. I've gotten a rash in my groin that has not gotten better with cortisone cream. How do I know if it's a fungal rash?
Tinea cruris?: If fungal, this would be called tinea cruris. It's typically on both inner thighs as well as the groin. It's very itchy, brownish in color, and irregularly bordered. Cortisone may help the itchiness but would not help the rash to clear - that's one hint that it may not be eczema. If it's an irregular, brownish bilateral rash,,you may want to try an anti fungal cream. ...Read more
Help please.Dermatologist wrote me Alcortin A 1-2-1 Gel for itching possible fungal/eczema. One month supply is $2547. Any other replacement for this?
Alternate available: Hydrocortisone 1%/iodoquinol 1% cream is available without aloe vera for 25-145 dollars US that should work as well for a 28g tube vs 2500 for 48g of Alcortin A.. You can always add aloe vera topically at the time of application. Alcortin A was judged possibly effective by the US FDA. ...Read more
Eczyma: eczyma refers to dry patches of skin if these patches get infected it can mimic a fungal infection but generally fungal infections affect the web spaces between the toes and fingers and the lesions look moist and weeping in nature with whitish exudate. In addition eczyma can occur in any part of the body fungal infections love moist areas of the skin ...Read more
Acc to doc, I have seborrheic eczema on half my face. Two types of anti-fungal + steroid creams didn't work. What else can I try?
Eczema: There are a variety of treatment options for severe eczema, including oral corticosteroids, phototherapy, immune suppressants, biologics and others, but these should all be administered by a Dermatologist. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Yetimyan at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
Please see: Please see dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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